Saturday, 17 September 2016

Good Thoughts

Hello, thank you for dropping in, especially if you have come here via Love Made My Home.  Today I am joining in Five On Friday so if you have time, please do hop over there and see what everyone else is sharing today.
 
Today I am not going to share five things with you, instead, I am going to take five minutes to reflect on one thing.  The late Roald Dahl was born on 13th September 1916 in Llandaff in Cardiff and this week has seen many commemorations of his one hundredth birthday.  One quote of his which I have seen several times this week comes from The Twits:
 
“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”
 
I LOVE this.  Firstly, if we think "good thoughts", those thoughts often make us feel happy and so we smile.  People with genuine smiles bring happiness to those around them and, I think, are regarded as more attractive than non-smilers.  Secondly, I have known several really "good" people, people who are kind-hearted, non-judgemental and put themselves out for others.  Their warmth is very attractive, it really does shine out of them like sunbeams and draws other people towards them to bask in it.  They are described as "lovely", a description of their nature which eventually does seem to transcend physical appearance.  

Roald Dahl was a wise man.
 
I have been trying to think a lot of good thoughts this week.  Whether or not it makes me look lovely, it certainly makes me feel lovely.
 
See you soon.
 
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x

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  1. I have been trying to think good thoughts as well. This week, every evening (or the next morning) I started writing down one good thing that happened to me during the day. A sort of Gratitude Journal. I did this years ago and it helped me to start thinking more positive thoughts. It's so easy for our mind to turn negative.

    Cindy Bee

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    1. What a good idea! I like the sound of a Gratitude Journal, I might give that a go. x

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  2. What a lovely post, I found it quite uplifting. I like to think that I am mostly a good thought person, but of late have been a little negative. I must try harder.

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    1. We can let you off - it's hard to think positively when you are grieving, there's a process to be gone through. Sending a hug. x

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  3. Love the Twits and that quote is So True! Here's to good thoughts everyone, and banish negativity forever... B x

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    1. I really do think that it's infectious. When I am around "good" people I try much harder to be a better person. x

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  4. The world would be a much happier place if everyone followed this advice. My grandma used to say always wear a smile because it might brighten someone's day. She was a wise lady too!

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  5. Such a great thought, it's made me smile. I must keep it up. x

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    1. I am always happy when I've made somebody smile - see, it's infectious! x

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  6. A lovely post and very uplifting...and thought provoking :)

    Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana. There is sometimes a great deal of wisdom to be found in children's books. x

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  7. I love your uplifting post, let's banish negativity and make the world a better place. x

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    1. If only! But great oaks always start out as little acorns... x

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  8. This is SO true! I admire people that can clarify these little details about a person's essence. Love the description about how the negative thoughts can twist up your face to be ugly. Will have to work on smiling a bit more ;)
    Wendy

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    1. I think Roald Dahl was a clever man. I never really read him when I was young but my children loved his books. x

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  9. Wendy gave me a link to your blog and this delightful post! I smile a lot and sometimes feel a bit goofy. But now that I've read this, I think I will keep smiling and also write some of this in my journal today! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane - it's lovely to see you here. Keep on thinking good thoughts. x

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  10. This is one exceptional post!!! I loved reading it. He was/is a wise man. I hope he has many many more years to give us words of wisdom such as that you shared.

    I like the idea of 'five minutes' on one subject. Well done.

    Oh, and I hafta add that your heard is stunning.

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    1. Thank you on all counts, Anni. I have to admit that my Best Beloved took the header photo, it was a grey day but the sun came out for a few seconds, literally, and he caught the moment. x

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  11. Great thoughts here for sure! Thanks for sharing this about Roald Dahl.

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    1. Thank you Ellen. Lovely to see you here. x

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  12. I love this quote so much and had it in drafts for tomorrow. I believe it is true too, we love Roald Dahl so much, he was a wise man indeed xx

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    1. A clever man too, I think, Lisa. There is a lot of adult truth in his works. x

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  13. Thanks for the very uplifting thoughts you share☺ Have a lovely day ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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    1. You too, Summer. Keep thinking good thoughts. x

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  14. Sorry I'm late for Five on Friday - been away for the weekend. I love your post. I think we all need to think good thoughts - they make us grateful for what we have and keep us going when we have tough times.

    Hope your week is going well

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